Twitter now in Korean: x10 growth last year

Twitter is no doubt becoming more and more popular across the globe and today we hear news of it being made available in another language, this time Korean. That makes a total of 7 different languages now supported, the others being English, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, German and French.

The news comes to us from Ben Parr over on Mashable who also reports the staggering growth of Twitter users in Korea in the last year. In fact there has been almost a 10 x growth and whichever way you look at it that’s an impressive figure. The tremendous growth rate is why Twitter has chosen Korean as it’s next language to get the Twitter treatment.

Also the Twitter iPhone and Android apps can now be found translated in Korean. An AFP report on this quotes Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter as saying, “The Korean-language tweets have grown even faster than tweets in general. We’ve seen over 3,400 percent growth…of Korean-language tweets from January 2010 through December.”

The report also says that according to Daumoft, last month there were 2.2 million registered Twitter users in South Korea. What are your thoughts on this and what do you think the next language is that we’ll see translated by Twitter? Why not let us have your comments.